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Francis
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:09 pm     Reply with quote
I think I may have posted one or two of these a while back. Can't remember which ones, but I found a few more from that period and wanted to share them.








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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:12 pm     Reply with quote
I was going to pick a few out... that I liked more than the others, but they all seem to be very good sketches. maybe time to render a few.

y@

just checked out your site... think ive been there before. can't remeber, so many too look at. You got good drawing tallent, looks to be all around.

later

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:35 pm     Reply with quote
These are great. They are simple and very easy to read, yet they retain a lot of information. Makes me want to go to mexico and draw.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:41 pm     Reply with quote
This stuff is really inspirational, I've been doing so much photoshop stuff lately I'm beginning to forget how beautiful simple lines can be.

The first pic would be my favorite!

Btw. where have you been? Looks like you're a gas mask and a mech short on the forum trend pics :)



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 1:49 pm     Reply with quote
*swoons and falls out of her chair*

Very beautiful Francis! I think the first one is my favorite as well. As soon as I can afford to buy some paper I'm gonna go out and draw some neat architecture like that. Hmmm... I'm not TOO far from Mexico either... a few hours south... *scratches her chin* Maybe it's time for a road trip.

... when I get money

Lovely stuff!

-Beth

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:11 pm     Reply with quote
This is a really strong linework !!!
I Love how you made a greater volume and spatial sense with a first plane of simple siluettes in 4th !
Incredible.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 2:33 pm     Reply with quote
Nice francis, i like the hatching in a few of em. good work man

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 3:11 pm     Reply with quote
Wow, these are great Francis. Very strong and evocative. Great job!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2001 3:45 pm     Reply with quote
This is very nice Francis. Nice composition.

I have a question though: why do all the architecture drawings need to have those shaky, wavy lines, instead of solid straight lines? I know this is something that you learn in architecture school, so I was curious about it. I have to admit I don't really like it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2001 11:10 pm     Reply with quote
Great stuff there francis. The one that kind of bothers me is the curchis looking one. Where the ones in front are pure white. Think there's too much negative space might benifit if it was .. black. hehe. anyway, really great pictures. Guess there's no need for cameras now eh?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 12:06 am     Reply with quote
Thanks for the comments and observations. These were from a study abroad trip in Mexico from about 7 or 8 years ago.

Gecko, sorry I have not been posting a lot recently. I have been reading, trying to catch up since the winter break, but even with the new multiple forums (fora?) it's hard to keep up. Plus between work and freelance stuff it's hard to find the time.

Black_fish, I'm not sure where that kind of thing started, but it's definitely something architects tend to do when sketching. It was never specifically taught in our drawing classes. I have some old textbooks from the early 1900s that talk about that, and basically it's a way to give simple line drawings a bit of vitality. Architects draw with drafting tools most of the time, creating very tight, controlled drawings which have a very mechanical feel to them. This type of "shaky" line drawing might be a reaction to that, to express more of a humanistic interpretation of what the artist is looking at. Ideally, you just show barely enough variation in your line to let the viewer know that it is not a machine-like, mechanical drawing - the viewer should actually not realize that the artist is intentionally wavering the linework. My personal preference is to exaggerate it a bit more than normal for a couple of reasons - one, I actually prefer the look somewhat to an extremely controlled line, and two, it gives a lot more freedom in terms of being able to "fudge" drawings. I typically don't use any straightedges or triangles when I lay out perspective sketches, and people always react as if that's more difficult than using straightedges, when in fact the added play makes things a bit easier.

Eviltoylet, I can see your point, although I think that blocking those shapes out in black might overpower the rest of the drawing a bit.

Jezebel, I think the paper I used was just some regular xerox type paper. Actually, the sketchbook that those drawings are in is a handmade one, where I bought several different types of paper and bound them with a couple of black mat board covers. I used some 10 cent ring binders to bind it, so I could add and remove pages as I needed to. It's really great for travel sketching, because I could use whatever paper type (watercolor rag, bristol, various tints of canson, xerox, etc.) the subject demanded, and then take out the leftover paper and start a new one for a new trip or project.

Here's a photo of the cover -


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2001 12:55 am     Reply with quote
Francis... those are kickass drawings my man..
Francis... the self made sketchbook idea is ingenious... you probably just saved me a billion dollars from all the sketchbooks i have been buying.. danke man danke

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